NTSB Identification: MIA85LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28394.
Accident occurred Monday, May 06, 1985 in PALM CITY, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 310G, registration: N2903R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE LEFT ENG LOST POWER. HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE ACFT, SO HE REDUCED POWER ON THE RIGHT ENG & SUBSEQUENTLY MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FIELD. DURING THE LANDING, THE GEAR COLLAPSED, THEN THE ACFT SLID INTO A TREE. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ACFT HAD BEEN PARKED FOR 8 MONTHS & HAD RECENTLY FLOWN FOR ONLY ABOUT 2 HRS. A POST CRASH EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION & A TEST RUN OF THE ENG SHOWED NO SIGNS OF A FAILURE. THE PASSENGER STATED THE LEFT FUEL FLOW METER STARTED FLUCTUATING AT THE SAME TIME THE ENG LOST P0WER, THEN THE FUEL FLOW INDICATION DROPPED TO ZERO.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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